David Amess

MP, Southend West

Southend West Conservative

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How David Amess voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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David Amess occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Hepatitis: Drugs 25 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department and NHS England are taking to accelerate the access of hepatitis C patient to interferon-free medicines; and what estimate he has made of the number of patients who will commence treatment with such medicines in 2015.
  • Petitions: Eligibility of Members to vote on certain issues in the House of Commons 24 Mar 2015

    I rise to present a petition in the same terms as that of my hon. Friend the Member for Beverley and Holderness (Mr Stuart). It has been signed by many constituents in Southend West who are incensed about the unfair voting arrangements for English Members of Parliament. The Petition of the residents of Southend West. [P001475]
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer: Drugs 24 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions NHS England has had with manufacturers on alternative commissioning arrangements for treatments that have been removed from the Cancer Drugs Fund list.

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Conservative MP for Southend West

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Basildon

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Abortion
  • Middle East: Armed Conflict
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Police
  • Departmental Publications

Currently held offices

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 30 Jun 2014)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 26 May 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 Jun 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (20 Jul 1998 to 22 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1997)

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  • Has spoken in 50 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 187 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 771 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club, East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UA. (£5,001–£10,000)
Annual payment of £6,000. Hours: 100 hrs. (Registered 5 March 2014; updated 4 December 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Saudi Arabia)
Address of donor: c/o Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 30-32 Charles St, London W1J 5DZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £5,292
Destination of visit: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date of visit: 16-20 February 2014
Purpose of visit: all party parliamentary delegation at the invitation of the Shura Council, to meet the Deputy Speaker, Foreign Affairs Committee, Second Deputy Premier, government ministers and Governor of the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority. Also to visit King Saud University to discuss collaboration with UK universities on de-radicalisation.
(Registered 12 March 2014)
Name of donor: The European Azerbaijan Society
Address of donor (the address of individuals will not be published): 15 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9BU
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,943 for flights and £600 for 5 nights at a hotel; total £2,543
Destination of visit: Baku, Shaki and Gabala, Azerbaijan
Date of visit: 26 May – 31 May 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet with political and parliamentary figures including the President of the Republic, ministers, the British Ambassador, local public service centres, representatives of international organisations, human rights groups and IDP/Refugee camp of displaced people from the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh
(Registered 13 June 2014)
Name of donor: British University in Egypt
Address of donor: El Sherouk City, Suez Desert Road, Cairo 11837 - P.O. Box 43
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,300
Destination of visit: Cairo, Egypt
Date of visit: 13-16 June 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet the new President, government ministers, religious leaders, British Council, IPU and representatives of civil society and discuss developments in the run up to parliamentary elections.
(Registered 10 July 2014)
Name of donor: Government of Thailand
Address of donor: Royal Thai Embassy, 29-30 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): in country costs, hotel, transport and certain meals; total value £1,000. The costs of flights were met by a non-regisrable source.
Destination of visit: Bangkok, Thailand
Date of visit: 10-15 November 2014
Purpose of visit: discussions with the Thai government relating to the development of their new constitution and promotion of trade and cultural exchange.
(Registered 26 November 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Chair of Board of Trustees of the Industry and Parliament Trust (Updated 11 July 2014)
Chairman of the Industry and Parliament Fellowship Committee.

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